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Posted on: February 26, 2021

City Commission adopts changes to the City’s Nuisance Ordinance

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The City Commission of the City of Panama City adopted changes to the City’s Nuisance Ordinance on February 9, 2021 to provide clarity regarding existing nuisance codes. The changes include defining temporary safeguards and establishing a tempor...

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Announcements
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Quality of Life Dept. transforming traffic signal boxes into public artwork

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Intersections in the City of Panama City are becoming a little more creative. The City’s Quality of Life Department is transforming select traffic signal and utility boxes into public artwork.

Beginning this week, vinyl wraps featuring artwork fr...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Boat Ramp at Panama City Marina to reopen on February 26th

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UPDATE: The boat ramp at the Panama City Marina is scheduled to reopen on Friday, February 26th. L&R Contracting has successfully repaired the bulkheads in the area of the boat ramp and is wrapping up construction efforts in the area today an...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 29, 2021

City accepting interest forms for Hometown Revitalization Program

Business Improvement

The City of Panama City will host three meetings to gather interest from businesses for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's (DEO) Hometown Revitalization Program.

Business owners may attend the meetings in-person at the listed locatio...

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Announcements
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Information for voters on the Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Program

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On April 20, 2021, voters in the City of Panama City will be asked to consider a local ballot referendum item associated with the Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Program first approved by voters more than 30 years ago.

The program is designed...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing to discuss water and sewer infrastructure improvements

Clean Water Plan

Notice is hereby given that the City Commission for the City of Panama City will hold a Public Hearing on February 9, 2021 at 8 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard. The meeting location will be at the Bay County Commission Meeting Room, ...

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Clean Water and Drinking Water Facilities Plan Announcements
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Traveling Exhibits from Rosa Parks Museum coming to Panama City

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The Panama City Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is honored to host two traveling exhibits from Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum in February in conjunction with Black History Month.

“The Legacy of Rosa Parks” exhibit examines the story of Rosa Parks...

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Announcements
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Panama City Awarded $5 Million for Voluntary Home Buyout Program

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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) allocated a total of $27 million for the Rebuild Florida Voluntary Home Buyout Program (VHBP) to assist local governments in the Panhandle in purchasing properties that experienced damage during Hurrica...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Application opened for Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program

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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has opened an application period for homeowners in Hurricane Michael impacted areas for the Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program. With more than $246 million in funding, the Rebuild Fl...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Informational Meeting scheduled to discuss 23rd Street Plaza Reconstruction Project

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The engineering plan for the reconstruction of 23rd Street Plaza and the stormwater infrastructure underneath is nearly complete. The City of Panama City’s Public Works team anticipates that it will be able to request bids for construction within the next...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 6, 2021

City of Panama City launches newly refreshed website

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The City of Panama City is excited to relaunch its website after undergoing a design process with CivicPlus, a leading government website provider. The refreshed website is available at the same URL as the old site, www.pcgov.org.

The City's contr...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Final Public Notice for FEMA's Public Assistance Program

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Division of Emergency Management have received the following application for Federal grant funding. Final notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) consideratio...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Deadline for Hardship Deferral Application for Fire Assessment is January 4th

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Update, November 20, 2020:

The City of Panama City has opened a Hardship Deferral Program for the Fire Protection Service Assessment. The City Commission voted and approved the non-ad valorem assessment on September 14, 2020. The assessment is included in ...

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Announcements
Posted on: December 10, 2020

City Commission signs Letter of Intent with Viking Cruises

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The City Commission for the City of Panama City has signed a Letter of Intent with Viking Cruises, Ltd. and Port Panama City to designate Panama City as a Port of Call for Viking’s proposed Gulf Coast Getaway cruise program.

As proposed, the Gulf Coast Get...

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Announcements
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Panama City Fire Department to conduct unique, high-angle rescue training

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The Light Technical Rescue Team (LTRT-101) with the Panama City Fire Department is partnering with Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center and J.E. Dunn Construction on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 to conduct a high-angle rescue training at the hospital.

The Fir...

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Announcements
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Temporary Structures permitted until April 11, 2021

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The use of recreational vehicles, travel trailers, or trailers as temporary emergency residential dwellings on private property or designated areas within the City is permitted until April 11, 2021.

The City Commission adopted Ordinance 2673 following Hurr...

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Announcements
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Panama City Police Dept. receives highest level of achievement in Florida accreditation

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The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA) has awarded the Panama City Police Department with Excelsior Recognition, the highest level of achievement in Florida accreditation that a criminal justice agency can receive.

The Commiss...

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Announcements
Posted on: September 22, 2020

City reinstates late fees, disconnections for utility bills

Utility Billing Update

Beginning October 1, 2020, the City of Panama City will reinstate normal late fee and service disconnection policies for water, wastewater and garbage services. Late fees and service disconnections for nonpayment have been suspended since March 18, 2020 d...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 21, 2020

ReHouse Bay Initiative Assists Hurricane Michael Survivors

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ReHouse Bay, a housing initiative launched in June to assist Hurricane Michael survivors, has received more than 500 unique inquiries on its new website, www.rehousebay.org. The program, administered by the City of Panama City and Bay County, connects res...

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Announcements
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Help Us Honor Our Hometown Heroes, Nominate Your Military Hero Here

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The City of Panama City is accepting additional applications for its Hometown Heroes program.

The program honors those who are serving or have served our country in the United States Armed Forces with streetlight banners hung throughout Historic Downtown P...

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Announcements
Posted on: November 4, 2020

City Manager selects new Fire Chief for Panama City Fire Department

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The City of Panama City is pleased to announce the promotion of David Collier as the new Fire Chief for the Panama City Fire Department.

City Manager Mark McQueen and senior staff received 25 applications for the position and interviewed seven candidates, ...

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